The Twelve Kingdoms


Genre) Anime

Format) 39×25’

Synopsis) The fantasy novel series “The Twelve Kingdoms” was begun in 1992 and so far comprises seven volumes. The novel received ardent support from readers in a wide range of age groups and, with some 15 million copies in print, has become a best-selling masterpiece. Now, this dazzling epic is brought to life as a hit TV animation series.

The story begins in our everyday world, when an ordinary high-schooler named Yoko is suddenly confronted by a mysterious blond-haired young man, and told of her destiny. “You are to become the monarch of our kingdom of Kei,” he informs her, wherein she is forcefully hauled away into an alien other-world. Thus, Yoko enters a fantastic and magical sphere, reminiscent of that of Chinese mythologies.

The Twelve Kingdoms [Episode 1]


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